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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852693
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Wonderful place

spent two hours here looking at the donkeys and chatting to the staff. Lovely staff and very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Witney, United Kingdom
Great place to visit

Stopped by here earlier today. What a wonderful, wonderful place. Greeted at the gate by a lovely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852693
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Reviewed yesterday

spent two hours here looking at the donkeys and chatting to the staff. Lovely staff and very friendly. The café is worth a visit too.

Thank Dlongy298
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped by here earlier today. What a wonderful, wonderful place. Greeted at the gate by a lovely lady who gave us some history of the sanctuary and how it's organised. And then those gorgeous creatures. Signage is excellent (full of warmth and humour) and the...More

Thank NatnArfur
Reviewed 1 week ago

ENTRANCE IS FREE. Visited at opening time yesterday. If you love donkeys, or not, this is a wonderful place. The signage and information are brilliant, interesting to read the story from the beginning of this sanctuary. There are plenty of opportunities to donate, participate, volunteer...More

Thank Emma-Grace A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was bitter cold outside in February & all the donkeys were in the barns. They were amazing-absolutely beautiful (& quite vocal at times!). Brilliant visit! Hoping to return in the summer & see them outside! Loved it so much - have adopted a donkey...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free attraction, but does great work so hopefully you will give generously to this great cause. Donkeys are all very cute and have been rescued.

Thank jessparker7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a big fan of the donkey sanctuary for many years and am delighted that my young son now associates the donkeys with the Island! An out of season trip this week was lovely as still got to see all the donkeys and...More

Thank KAP256
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been wanting to visit for a while and finally managed it today. It's a very well run place and the animals are well looked after. They don't charge an entrance fee but instead have donation boxes scattered about. Be generous though, it's a charity...More

Thank david s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

popped in here on the way back to the ferry and i, glad we did !! the donkeys were all in their barns as it was too wet to let them out but i think we saw more of them than if they were outside....More

Thank louisa 149
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, I have adopted 2 donkeys and love to visit them. This is a lovely donation based attraction that looks after lots of donkeys. The staff are so very friendly and are always smiling. Even though the weather was very wet and...More

Thank Kirsteen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit and to see how the donkeys are enjoying their lives and being looked after. I have followed the sanctuary for many years and it was good to actually see the new barn and the changes made since I last visited....More

Thank Saluki25
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3 March 2017|
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Response from derek n | Property representative |
Absolutely you can enjoy our animals ! We are a happy place and our animals are the lucky ones !
Steve F
24 February 2017|
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Response from derek n | Property representative |
Only after a wet period . The site has a concrete driveway through the main areas ,and there are grass walkways through the paddocks .
Hannah B
2 January 2017|
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Response from Mootimer | Reviewed this property |
So far as I know, the Sactuary is open daily all year - but they're really friendly - give them a call to check